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    Excellent.... :up:

    Excellent.... :up:
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    How about a group buy, if you order a dozen?...

    How about a group buy, if you order a dozen? :grin:
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    Find a good, clean hotel, hopefully with two...

    Find a good, clean hotel, hopefully with two bathrooms. Exercise, planks, crunches, and the less fat to cut through the better...djust GTO guy.
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    Nuts to that :p

    Nuts to that :p
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    As usual great advice from MF, and MUCH better...

    As usual great advice from MF, and MUCH better than any you're getting on 'that other' forum, as GTO Guy :lol:
  6. Thread: prostate cancer?

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    3T MRI, then a "fusion biopsy" to get the real...

    3T MRI, then a "fusion biopsy" to get the real picture. Antibiotics will just mask whatever the issue is, and is a very bad suggestion.
  7. Thread: My RALP Journey

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    Very true and critically important. It is very...

    Very true and critically important. It is very common for surgeons to 'self congratulate' their outstanding work immediately after surgery, and before the path report and other facts are in. It...
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    It happens.... When I was going through SRT, I...

    It happens....

    When I was going through SRT, I had a constant challenge getting the empty colon, full bladder, procedure just right. I tried lots of combinations. I had some uncomfortable table...
  9. Darn farmanerd, you're on an impressive roll. May...

    Darn farmanerd, you're on an impressive roll. May I, and the brother you were quoting, discover the self awareness you have. Kidding ourselves is, in my observation, a weakness that's very difficult...
  10. Thread: I Need To Vent

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    AMEN....times two! It's also far to easy to...

    AMEN....times two!

    It's also far to easy to forget the physicians are just people, not magicians, and there are a few great one, a few bad ones, and mostly average ones. Just like most other...
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    Best deal is Amazon...remember 4th edition. ...

    Best deal is Amazon...remember 4th edition.

    Getting a treatment recommendation from any doctor who profits from the treatment is a mistake IMO. It's called “self-referral.” The high rate of...
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    Thank you Murphy....Dr. Chang has a most...

    Thank you Murphy....Dr. Chang has a most impressive CV. Your in very good hands. Maybe your husband will be willing to do some reading. Dr. Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer, 4th Edition, is...
  13. A great quote, "The ethos of not fooling yourself...

    A great quote, "The ethos of not fooling yourself is one of the best you could possibly have. It's powerful because it's so rare."

    Just saying.....;)
  14. Thread: I Need To Vent

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    Because, for the most part, they don't want to...

    Because, for the most part, they don't want to share them. Getting a straight answer to how many prostate operations, radiations, complications, and so forth is impossible. Think they don't know?...
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    DT....remind me to never play trivial pursuit...

    DT....remind me to never play trivial pursuit with you. :lol:
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    Given my experiences and research, Rob's advise...

    Given my experiences and research, Rob's advise is spot on. I had a similar pathology, and was advised by the experts at JH and Daner Farber that AS was not a good option. During the healing process...
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    I got an Encore manual pump from the VA, with an...

    I got an Encore manual pump from the VA, with an excellent overview. It even comes with an instructional CD. I suspect many of the non-medical pump failures are due to poor or no instructions.
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  18. Superb post and observations, BAB. I'm a big fan...

    Superb post and observations, BAB. I'm a big fan of Myers Briggs also, and self awareness is critically important when it comes to PCa. Those societal norms are obvious when it comes to the reaction...
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    The ability to potentially improve patient stratification via PSA, this new blood test and mpMRI will be HUGE!
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    As a persistent PSA survivor, I advise taking...

    As a persistent PSA survivor, I advise taking your RO's advise and keeping a very close eye on it. The links above will be most enlightening. Be prepared to take quick action, if required. Good luck.
  21. Thread: PSA Results

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    You both are blessed, Honeybun. Your husband...

    You both are blessed, Honeybun.

    Your husband for his outstanding surgery results, and you for committing to control your unproductive obsessing. There will be many PSA blood draws in the future....
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    Soon to be in your rear view mirror! Keep your...

    Soon to be in your rear view mirror! Keep your colon full and your stomach empty...easier said than done ;)

    It will be over very soon :up:
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    Is indeed most promising!...

    Is indeed most promising! https://journals.lww.com/co-urology/Fulltext/2019/01000/Is_in_office_transperineal_biopsy_the_future_of.6.aspx
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    Minor variation, and normal at his age. I sure...

    Minor variation, and normal at his age. I sure hope he's not picking up on his dads undue concern....
  25. Thread: My RALP Journey

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    Jerry, your experiences were more severe than...

    Jerry, your experiences were more severe than mine two years ago!

    1. I wasn't shaved, and other than a bad experience getting the IV from a cross eyed nurse who missed about five time, all went...
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